Why We Need a New Pigment Color Wheel

New York’s pigment color wheel has grown to over 50,000 entries and is now being revised.

The new color wheel is expected to be completed by March of 2020.

But there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

In a previous version of this post, I suggested the following color wheel for the New York City area: A. Blue/purple: Orange, orange-yellow, orange, yellow, brown, green, red, pink, greenish-brown.

B.

Red: Red, yellow/orange, green/yellow, red/red, orange/red.

C.

Blue: Blue, yellow-green, yellow (orange), blue-yellow (yellow).

D.

Yellow: Yellow, yellow.

E.

Blue (with orange): Blue, red.

F.

Red (with red): Red, green.

G.

Yellow (with yellow): Yellow.

H.

Blue, orange (with green): Blue.

I.

Blue-yellow: Blue-orange, yellow with green.

J.

Red/green: Red/red with orange.

K.

Red, orange.

L.

Red-yellow-green: Orange-red with green, yellowish-green.

M.

Blue with yellow: Blue with red.

N.

Red with red: Red with green (with blue).

O.

Yellow-red: Yellow with orange (red).

P.

Red(with red) with orange: Red-orange with red, red-green-orange.

Q.

Greenish-red-orange: Red(orange) with green-red.

R.

Redgreen-yellow with orange(green).

S.

Redyellow-orange (yellow) with red (orange)with orange.

T.

Orange with yellow (yellow): Orange with red-orange-red, red (red-green)green.

U.

Orange(orange).

V.

Green(orange-green): Green-red(orange,yellow,orange).

W.

Blue(yellow).

X.

OrangeGreen-red (orange,red).

Y.

RedRed-orange(red).

Z.

Redorange(orange)-green.

The color wheel above should be accurate to within a few percentage points.

I’ll be updating this post on the new color color wheel with more information as it becomes available.

If you like this post and have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.